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Need help getting USB HDD to work on PS2, PLEASE

Discussion in 'PS2 - Hardware boot discussion' started by Piranhas, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. Piranhas

    Piranhas Guest

    I have a PS2 (not slimline), an external Hdd (not sony) that has a usb connection, 1 memory card and network adaptor. I used USBextreme to format the drive and load GT3 on it. The PS2 is not chipped but I have the original games. I just want to back up my games on the Hdd and load them from the PS2. 1st question: is it possible ? 2nd: if so, how the hell is this done ? I have searched & searched but I am so confused. Please explain to me like a 3yo as I am new to this. Thanks guys, Ben.
     
  2. sly_61019

    sly_61019 Senior member

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    you have to buy the usbextreme disc.
     
  3. s2a

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    if u hav a chip, can u use an external hard drive instead of an internal one?
     
  4. Piranhas

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    I don't have it chipped yet and the Hdd is the usb portable type, any ideas ?
     
  5. sly_61019

    sly_61019 Senior member

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    yeah, i already told you, buy usbextreme.
     
  6. ducatis

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    yeh what sly was saying. althoguh if you have a chip there is a free version called usb advance.
     
  7. Piranhas

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    OK, so I have got usb extreme and formatted a usb hdd and loaded it with a game. Now What ? I tried to plug it into the usb connection at the front of the PS2 but nothing happened when I turned the console on. The hdd has power lights on. Is there something else I need to do or have I done something wrong ?
     
  8. sly_61019

    sly_61019 Senior member

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    do you have the usbextreme disc? You need to boot that in your ps2.
     
  9. Piranhas

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    No. What do I need for that ? Is it something I can download and burn myself ? I have tried everything I can think of and I don't much more hair to pull out so any help is greatly appriciated.
     
  10. Dude2099

    Dude2099 Regular member

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    hmmmmm, i think you should say it just one more Sly, he might get the message eventually
     
  11. MIKETHET

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    EMAIL ME, I'll walk you through it.

    PS2Junk@safe-mail.net
     
  12. StnkyMnug

    StnkyMnug Regular member

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    hey sly
    need your help, can u tell me where to get the HD, or can u just use any external USB HD. i know about the USB Extreme, i got that the first time u said it. lol
    thanx
     
  13. sly_61019

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    i think any external hd will work. check usbextreme.com and see if they say anything.
     
  14. StnkyMnug

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    Thanx for the help sly and you've been alot of help
     
  15. Bezerker

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    *applauds Sly* very well handled. If this was the gamefaqs board im sure theyre'd be 50 pages of flaming
     
  16. ducatis

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    "CLAP CLAP CLAP" good work sly. im sure he got the message by now... if not can you please ask again.
     

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